Wendouree

Wendouree

Shiraz Mataro 2013

It took a while to open up
Still drinks super young with an acidity nearly as if it is a white wine..if it wasn't for the tannin
It hasn't unfolded much complexity, but it is long and super promising for the next 15-20 years
2013 Wendouree are going to live in balance for a long time
— a month ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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Yes, i will be working for a wine agency
From mid February in area Brisbane South and Gold Coast😊🍾
Bob McDonald

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@Ceccherini Cristiano Cecc, That wine agency wouldn’t happen to be Addley Clark Fine Wines - Dan Clark is one of the owners. They import a range of fine Italian wine including Radikon amongst others.
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Nope, 12bottles is called.
It has a good portfolio with Italian, Nz and Aussie producers

A. P. Birks

Wendouree Clare Valley Shiraz Malbec 2002

Always delectable. Th Gidley. # — 9 months ago

Grosset

Gaia Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Very deep crimson in colour. More cassis than tomato bush - throw in some mint and liquorice. Medium to full bodied yet with great intensity in this excellent Clare Valley Cabernet: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc. Thankfully (IMO) no overt Clare Valley menthol (like Wendouree can be). Palate has lovely black currant flavours with fine persistent tannins. Jeffrey Grosset is better known for his award winning Rieslings but has made a beauty with this Cabernet. Has the fortitude to go another 10 years if so desired. — 4 years ago

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A. P. Birks

Wendouree Cabernet Malbec 2009

Brief notes. Family dinner at my brothers house - sister and her hubby visiting from England. This selection from Mike’s Wall of Wendouree “. This was more black fruit plummy opulence than usual for Wendouree. Rich and intense which is par for the course with this producer. Consumed a little young at only 14 years of age. This is the Cabernet Malbec not the Shiraz Mataro. — 4 months ago

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Severn Goodwin

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We got finally some Malbec... I'm excited!
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Good on you Severn. Very long lived.

Wendouree

A.P. Birks Clare Valley Malbec 2011

I’ve been a long time buyer of Wendouree but have not had many of their 100% Malbec. They are only offered to club members occasionally. Often used to blend with Cabernet or Shiraz. Exhibiting plum flesh and plum skins and that often present menthol note (eucalyptus) which is detectable in many of the Wendouree Cuvées. Medium plus palate weight with medium plus intensity verging on profound intensity. Their Malbec vines date back to the 1920s. Will have the next one in a couple of years. — 8 months ago

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Yalumba

The Signature Barossa Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2006

Lunch with friends on Saturday. Excellent as always. See previous notes. Yalumba’s premium red from a good vintage. A classic Cabernet Shiraz from the Barossa. Preferred by most over the 2002 Wendouree Cabernet Malbec. Had another bottle 132 weeks later on 12th January 2024. This was my 2nd last bottle of an original dozen. Have the last one in mid 2025 or 2026 when 20 years old. This tasting predictably good. The mint of the Cabernet coming through (69%). All of the flavours balanced and interwoven. — 3 years ago

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Wendouree

Shiraz 2013

Gave this a good several hours breathing before dinner, and it’s just starting to unfurl. Still young, but showing why it’s such a revered wine. Plenty of layers beginning to reveal themselves, berries, purple fruit and florals amongst them. Medium bodied and surprisingly soft on the palate, with tannins playing a secondary supporting role. Delicious drinking right now and will be amazing to revisit in years to come. — 5 months ago

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Trediberri

Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Bit of a change of gear following the Wendouree shiraz. Probably still a bit too young, but pretty and with firm texture. Red fruits and florals. I’d give it a few years and a lot more time to breathe. — 5 months ago

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Coates

The Mourvedre 2016

Delectable - this is the Mourvèdre - not in your Database. Requested an expert review. Notes of plum and black to blue fruits - spicy, umami - finishing with a touch of tar. Easy to drink. I have always thought that McLaren Vale does Mourvèdre well. Also some old vineyards in the Clare Valley as with Wendouree (Mataro). Although one must acknowledge the Old Garden from Hewitson in the Barossa, planted in 1853 and reputedly the oldest Mourvèdre vines in the world. — 9 months ago

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Atlas Wines

429º Clare Valley Shiraz 2013

Woody Oaky notes with Blackberry and menthol/eucalypt aromas like a typical Clare Valley Shiraz best exemplified by Wendouree for the menthol. On the palate oodles of Blackberry and briar. Full bodied and rich with sweet fruit flavours and softening mellow chocolatey tannins. A typical South Australian Shiraz - in this case Clare Valley. — 4 years ago

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